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Gudauri is a developing resort, fascinating visitors with its wealth of possibilities for an active holiday in the mountains, unparalleled views, beautiful colors, cheerful atmosphere, and the warm welcome which awaits its guests. The town is located 120 kilometers from Tbilisi, near Cross Pass, at an altitude of 7205 feet above sea level. The ski season in Gudauri lasts from December to middle of April. The snow on the slopes gets up to 5 feet deep. The weather is always pleasant and sunny, despite the resort is situated high up in the mountains.


Gudauri is a wonderful place for recreation. There aren’t megalopolises and noisy cities near, only mountains and nature are around. This is a perfect place for family holidays. And what else needs a real skier? To climb on the top, explore the views and with bated breath to go down across the soft snow.

Gudauri has around 60 km of tracks with different categories of difficulty, noted and prepared using snowcats. For experienced skiers there are the slalom tracks, the giant-slalom, the super-giant slalom, and the velocity slope. All of the tracks are FIS certified. The region is also famous for its free riding opportunities down the virgin slopes. The big snow and the absence of stones and any avalanche risk make Gudauri the Mecca of free riding.

Besides, the resort has advantages: cheap prices of ski-passes, in comparison with European resorts, as well as the absence of queues.

The delivery to the heights by helicopter is very popular here, where you can get to the slopes of near and distant peaks, including gorgeous snow fields of Cross Pass.

In the intervals between conquering slopes there is an opportunity to swim in the indoor pool, play tennis, to go bowling, to steam in sauna, and to pass a special massage course. There are several cafes and restaurants of Georgian cuisine, as well as other small types of entertainment like karaoke.


There are a lot of opportunities for living in Gudauri: here are about 12 constantly operating hotels. All of them are small, from 15 to 40 rooms, so the service is individual. The cost varies depending on the conditions, from 60 to 200 USD per night, the set of service in the hotel is quite European: several restaurants, bars, sauna, jacuzzi, satellite TV, etc. You can also stay in private cottages- it will be cheaper: for example, 5-seater cozy house will cost 100-140 USD per night.


Gudauri and Cross Pass have already being mentioned in the chronicles from XVIII-XIX centuries since the passage of the most important highways here since ancient times.

Development of ski resort in Gudauri began in 1975-1985, and continues to this day.

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